cast-baqueroShannara has found its Eretria!

Spanish actress Ivana Baquero is headed to MTV’s adaptation of The Elfstones of Shannara! You might remember Baquero as the principle character in Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth, one of the best fantasy movies ever filmed in my opinion.

She is about to enter the Four Lands though where danger is everywhere in the Westland! I think she’ll be tough and savvy enough to handle it.

Here is the news from The Hollywood Reporter:

Baquero, who gave a stirring performance in Pan’s Labyrinth as a child, has been cast in the fantasy series, The Hollywood Reporter reports HERE.

Baquero will play Eretria, a human described as being from from the wrong side of the tracks. Raised by a group of thieves called Rovers, she has had to use her good looks to survive. After rescuing Wil (Austin Butler) from danger, she stumbles into being part of Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) journey to save the Four Lands.

Terry is thrilled about this casting. And so am I. Baquero possesses the look, certainly, but I see an inner strength in that photo above that is required of anyone playing Eretria.

Four characters cast! More to come soon!

Stay tuned!

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Written by Shawn Speakman
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